Category: Maki Recipes

Maki sushi is probably the most well known type of sushi in the U.S. It consists of a layer of nori surrounding a layer of rice surrounding the fillings in the middle, all rolled into a cylinder and then cut into several smaller slices. The most well known type of maki sushi is the California Roll.

caterpillar roll

Caterpillar Roll

This is one of the more well known rolls which can be found in a lot of sushi restaurants. This roll is very similar to the Unagi Roll. It’s so tasty! I absolutely love this roll. This (along with the Crunchy Shrimp Roll) is one of my favorite rolls that I have made thus far.

How To Roll Inside-Out Maki

<p>Uramaki is the Japanese word for inside-out rolls. They are a little more difficult to make than maki rolls are. These are very similar to maki rolls, only with the rice on the outside instead of inside the nori. There are many types of popular uramaki rolls, several of which will be posted in the near future! So watch for them... they'll be up soon!</p>

unagi roll

Unagi Roll

Unagi (eel) is a great way for non-fish eaters to make the transition to trying fish. It is eaten cooked and usually teriyaki flavored, and has a subtle fish flavor. This is one of the more traditional rolls that can be found in most sushi restaurants. Unagi can be found frozen at Japanese supermarkets. Makes

american roll

American Roll

This roll is pretty much a California Roll with the addition of shrimp. (Because obviously California plus shrimp equals America. Who knows how they came up with that one? I have no idea… I just make the sushi!) This makes the roll seem a little more elegant(something you can serve to “polite company”?) I got

stoplight roll

Stoplight Roll

This roll is called a stoplight roll because wouldn’t you know it… it looks like a stoplight! The reddish color of the imitation crab, the yellow of the tamago, and the green of the avocado stack up nicely to look like a stoplight (not to mention having an ever so delicious taste!) Speaking of which,

Using Thanksgiving Leftovers

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt="Thanksgiving roll" /> </span> <p>Now that turkey day is over, I'm sure you have lots of leftovers! Many of you are looking for fun and tasty new ways to use your boring old leftovers... So, as promised, here are a few ways to use all those leftovers.</p>

Dinner Roll

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt="Dinner Roll" /> </span> <p>Sausage and potatoes. Sounds like a completely normal dinner, but would that really taste that great in sushi? Well, we tried it, and it does!</p>

philadelphia roll

Philadelphia Roll

I first tried this roll at a sushi restaurant called Maki Maki, although it can probably be found at most sushi restaurants. Son took me there last year for my birthday, and we have been stopping by every time we are in the area ever since. We almost always get the Philadelphia Roll when we

firecracker roll

Firecracker Roll

This roll is like a little explosion in your mouth. Red bell pepper gives a little spicy crunch, while the cream cheese and cilantro cool it down. It kind of reminds me of how the weather is right now here in Southern California. Just as it’s supposed to be cooling down, WAM a heat wave